I completed my training as a Solution Focussed Clinical Hypnotherapist with Clifton Practice Hypnotherapy Training in Leeds. CPHT are the gold standard in hypnotherapy training with centres throughout the UK. I am a member of the National Council of Hypnotherapists and the AfSFH.
I came to hypnotherapy from a background in teaching and inclusion awareness and am also an independent heritage consultant. I have full DBS status, a diploma in NLP, and carry full insurance underwritten by Axis.
I am happy to work with young people from the age of 16 years. If you are a parent seeking help for a child under 16, please get in touch to discuss options.
The client/therapist relationship is vital to the success of hypnotherapy and there may be times when I feel I cannot help you. I will always be upfront about this and may be able to refer you to someone who can.
Scroll down to read testimonials from satisfied clients. For an informal chat about how hypnotherapy can help you too, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 07903 300 386.
Hypnosis or trance simply describes a shift in your conscious awareness. It's a natural and safe state. Most people go in and out of a trance state many times a day - when driving, reading a good book or even washing the dishes. In this relaxed state, your conscious awareness experience changes much like being in a day-dream. During this time, your unconscious mind is more aware and can focus on helpful suggestions and thoughts.
You are always in control during hypnosis. You process and decide whether or not information or suggestions are useful. You will not accept suggestions against your wishes and cannot be persuaded to do anything against your will.
Being in a trance is very relaxing. In fact, it's a vital part of human existence– we need times where we can relax, reflect and consolidate information, and utilise different parts of our brains for different activities.
Solution focussed hypnotherapy uses guided relaxation and mental imagery to encourage you to go into a trance state, and this causes a natural shift in our brainwave patterns. Electroencephalography(EEG) allows us to observe shifts in the brain's electrical energy and brainwave patterns. As you are guided into deeper levels of relaxation, the brain demonstrates more alpha and theta wave activity, as you feel calmer and more relaxed but are also able to visualise images and reflect on different ideas that may be useful to you. This is what makes Solution Focused Hypnotherapy so beneficial, because it combines powerful solution-focused discussions, followed by encouraging a relaxing trance state so that the ideas and solutions discussed can then be explored and utilised by the brain for your benefit.
I saw all the following clients over Zoom. Zoom sessions remove geographical barriers and allows me to offer sessions at a time convenient to you, including international clients in different time zones.
LWM, 46 years old:
I have struggled with anxiety and depression at different periods of my life. During these times I have used medication, had counselling sessions and undertook courses of CBT. A friend gave me your contact details, after I had heard about her sessions with you. Living life during lockdown is difficult and I have found it hard ..managing my own anxiety in times which are affecting everyone to some degree.
After initial conversations with you, we started to have weekly sessions where I learnt more about the brain and how it functions during times of stress/pressure. As well as that you also introduced me to hypnotherapy and I started listening to your recording on a daily basis...
Once of the most interesting aspects I found was...understanding how the brain works, and...the three elements of positive thoughts, positive action and positive interaction.
I've found that I now use these concepts everyday...I've found that this helps to lift my mood and makes me think more positively. I've really enjoyed the process I have been through with you and I think the sessions have helped me to change how I think and approach everyday life. Thank you for introducing me to the concept of hypnotherapy Trizia, I've found it really useful and I've taken different elements which I use everyday. (January 2021)
LG, aged 39 years came to me with low confidence and high levels of anxiety.
"The sessions surpassed my expectations....I feel so much more confident and happier in myself and know that I can achieve my goals in a healthy way. The sessions have really changed my outlook and I feel more emotionally equipped to deal with any changes that occur. My sleep pattern is healthy and this has led to healthier life choices overall. Thank You!” (March 2021)
SS aged 39 years, had had a phobia of snakes since she was six years old. As she was now teaching in Bali, where there are many snakes, this became a problem she could no longer avoid. It was affecting her daily life to the point where even a picture of a snake caused her to freeze in panic. After four sessions, she felt confident to book a trek into the Borneo jungle.
"I can now look at images of snakes without being scared and when I was trekking through the Borneo jungle swamp, I remained calm at all times... I am able to live comfortably in Bali without worrying about snakes all the time... I really enjoyed my sessions with Trizia and after all this time feel that I have made lots of progress with regards to my phobia as well as my outlook in general.” (February 2021)
SG, 47 years old, had very poor sleep. She woke frequently throughout the night and was constantly tired as a result. Her aim was to achieve deeper and more refreshing sleep.
"I have definitely achieved my goal...I now understand how the brain works and what I need to get better sleep. “Thank you so much, I feel so much better now that my sleep has improved. I would definitely recommend you to others.” (April 2021).